My mother-in-law and sister-in-law really outdid themselves with this baby shower. I have never had a shower of any sort, so they vowed to rectify that as soon as they heard that. I am so incredibly blessed to have them for my in-laws. They did everything from planning to cooking, to setting up and cleaning up. They hosted everyone and totally blew me out of the water with the gifts they got for the baby. My SIL is going to be a great Auntie!!
Look at the gifts that we got! My husband and I were expecting... I don't know, maybe 5 gifts or so... We were not expecting this much. When I brought all the gifts home, my husband was so overcome with gratitude for the family. :-)
One of the gifts was a onesie that had a cute design on the front. Behold!
I got to meet new cousins-in-law from my husband's side of the family. It was great to see how excited they were for us, too!
This is a happy time for us but I have to point it out... look at how plump I have become!
I'm coming up to the end of my pregnancy and I'll be honest with ya.... I CANNOT WAIT TO HAVE THIS BABY!!!! While the physical discomforts are ever-present and I am waddling more like a duck than ever, the excitement to finally meet our daughter is eclipsing everything else. I can't wait to see my husband hold his daughter for the first time, to see his face as he looks at her for the first time, and to watch him interact with her. The most exciting and special moments for me are being able to witness my husband's excitement to become a father.
We've taken a couple of classes on baby care and breastfeeding and have come away feeling less prepared than we thought. One of the handouts said to expect going through 100 diapers a week. What?! A hundred diapers a week?! I'm sure we don't even have 50 diapers in the changer right now. I remain optimistic, though. We can do this! This is the time for real teamwork from now until forever.
Final thoughts: A normal pregnancy seems to run closer to 10 months than 9. I've already hit the 9 month mark and it seems that I have to be pregnant through the 9th month. Where the heck did the 9 month thing come from then?